It had been a long time since my love and I had a date night and we decided we would experience Chef Chai’s for the first time. I had heard good things, but the first time I saw the menu, nothing really jumped out at me, until I saw some pictures on Instagram that had me dreaming of Chai’s.
They brought us chicken satay with a creamy, nutty, peanut sauce. Great little starter.
We made a reservation for 8:30pm on a Thursday evening, thinking it was going to busy. I was wrong. As soon as our bottle of champagne was popped, the three other tables that were dining had left. I like a restaurant with atmosphere - with a little noise, action - but I am also one for exclusive experiences. The whole dining room to ourselves! Spectacular.
Our server was fantastic – attentive, knowledgeable, nice, and best of all, did not fuss over us, even though we were the only table.
We also tried the Fresh Kumamoto Oysters on Ice with Lemongrass Mignonette. The presentation was lovely. What I love about oysters is the ritual of eating them - using your hands, the tilting of the shell.
Finally, we couldn't end a great meal without trying a dessert. I am a sucker for Crème Brulee, so we decided to give the sampler a try with Chocolate & Tahitian vanilla beans, Chai’s Tea, and Thai Coffee flavors. Just sweet enough to satisfy that craving.
Overall, I loved every dish and felt incredibly special dining alone with my love in this beautiful restaurant.
There is a late night happy hour, and the Escargot is on the menu! You will see me dining late night here again.